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18 East MFG - Good Things Coming

"You all are going to go nuts when you find out what we plan to invest in next." 
- Antonio Ciongoli, 18 East Mfg
Those of you who have been longtime readers of this site will likely recall reading frequent praise of Eidos Napoli here. Eidos is Isaia's sister brand, which was formerly helmed by Antonio Ciongoli over from 2013-2017 after stints with Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren, and Micheal Bastian. During his tenure, Eidos continued to produce classic suiting and tailored apparel, but there was also a palpable, incremental but steady shift towards a more casual aesthetic that would come to redefine the brand, and - in my opinion - make it one of the most exciting labels in menswear. Over the course of his tenure, Eidos deservedly rocketed from a position of relative obscurity straight into the menswear spotlight.


In its later days, Ciongoli's Eidos was really starting to fully explore interesting texture, old-world fabrics, and alternative lines to the slim and slight…

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